Writing

Thoughts, news and life lessons I've learnt.

Personal life
Mar 31, 2021

Why we moved to Amsterdam

We made the decision to move to Amsterdam fairly quickly; I think it took us 3 days in total. But we’d known for a long time that we wanted to live in Amsterdam, so really it was the decision to move NOW that we made so suddenly.

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Personal life
Mar 24, 2021

How can men keep women safe?

Last week was a rollercoaster. The positivity and strength emitted by women all over the world on International Women’s Day was palpable. Finally, our collective voice was gaining momentum and it felt like real progress was being made. And then, we hear the devasting news about Sarah Everard. A lady not much younger than me, who vanished on her way home on 3 March.

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Personal life
Mar 24, 2021

Changing careers

You’ve invested time, energy, and often money into getting where you are today… only to realise the shoe doesn’t fit. It’s an uncomfortable thought, and often comes with dread, frustration, and doubt. It can often feel like you’re taking a step back, when the reality is: you’re taking an important step towards where you need to be.

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Personal life
Mar 24, 2021

Uncertainty is the only certainty

Over the last few years I’ve learned that nothing in life is permanent; uncertainty is the only certainty. Like many teenagers, I had failed to grasp just how true this statement was. I'd had a conventional upbringing, I was on track to secure the grades that would map out my future, and I could see the life that lay ahead of me.

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Personal life
Mar 24, 2021

Having the confidence to be authentic

It was only when I stepped out of the corporate legal world and away from the rules and expectations that exist within it that I realised how oppressive that environment is. There’s no room for individuality, the whole system is engineered to suppress our individuality.

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